I spent some time with a cheap 4.5” reflector looking at a few planets. They were certainly fun to see visually! I then slapped on the planetary camera (which also doubles for autoguiding when I’ve tried longer exposures) to take some planetary shots. Jupiter and Saturn weren’t actually this close together in the sky, but I thought placing them side by side at the same scale would be interesting. You can even seen one of Jupiter’s moons just visible to its right.
November 20, 2021